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games. for a-rod, this is technically a first offense, but his penalty clearly much more severe. mlb explained saying based on his use and possession of numerous forms of performance-enhancing drug including testosterone over the course of multiple years. the league also added a-rod, quote, covered up his violations of the program by engaging in a course of conduct intended to obstruct and frustrate the office of the commissioners investigation. a-rod has never actually failed an mlb drug test but admitted to using performance-enhancing drug from 2001 to 2003 before playering were tested. if his appeal fails, he's still owed $61 million on his contract when he comes back in 2015. by the way, the yankees and a-rod return to the bronx on friday. ticket sales already popping 10%. >>> one of most iconic publications in the history of journalist the "washington post" has a new owner. jeff bezos, the man who founded amazon.com, will take the reigns maying paying $250 million for it. the chairman said no one should be sad except for him. >> we knew we could keep "the post" alive. but our as
't as juicy as meat because of the lack of fat. >>> i can't stand to see mlb players doing drugs. >> some of baseball's youngest fans weigh in on the suspensions of 13 big leaguers, including alex rodriguez. what they and the man who helped expose the balco scandal are saying. >>> could you pay $22,000 a year, not for college, but for preschool tuition? many local parents are doing that. we'll tell you what the tuition is getting the toddlers. >>> is this wetsuit the key to preventing shark attacks? why the suit will confuse sharks, enough to keep you safe. >>> an update, now, on our breaking story. the california highway patrol extending an amber alert out of san diego to the bay area. check your cell phone. the chp sent a text alert to the public about 20 minutes ago. many of our viewers saying it was a loud alert. 16-year-old hannah anderson and ethan anderson were kidnapped from the city of boulevard in san diego county on saturday. that's about 60 miles east of san diego. this is the man suspected of kidnapping them. 40-year-old james dimaggio. police believe he may be heading to tex
rodriguez, he stepped on the field and received that not so warm welcome. now, the mlb is suspending rodriguez without pay for the remaining 211 games through the 2014 season amid allegations about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. earlier today before suiting up for the game against the white sox, rodriguez and the yankees held a press conference tachl. a take a look at what the embattled third baseman had to say. >> i'm not saying anything about mlb or anything that's going on. i'm saying this is a process, this is america, you have the opportunity to defend yourself, and i think the process, like all americans, will have the opportunity to defend ourselves in a due process, and i think that's what we'll have today and i'll have my day. >> the 38-year-old also vowed to repeal and fight the suspension, and with a repeal, he remains eligible to play until a decision is reached. he did admit a year ago that he used performance-enhancing drugs from 2001 to 2003, but he has repeatedly denied using them since then. fox's own adam hounsley. adam, what do you got? >> it's been quite
a deal. m.l.b. has to have something right. i think they have probably everything right. just a second, bill. m.l.b., they were trying to have a, you know, this deal with a-rod. m.l.b. says he obstructed the investigation. that is a very big deal. and, of course, a-rod, if he was a biogenesis boy to the max and using this stuff for several years, my goodness, is baseball going to get serious or not? are they going to send a message not just around the league but to kids that their role models are going to be caught? this is a major watershed for major league baseball. i think it's terrific what they're doing and i think a-rod deserves the brunt of all of this. >> bill rhoden, go ahead. you know i love you, christine. this is not about lifetime achievement. this is not a lifetime achievement award. this is about this specific penalty. this is about this specific incident. it's not about everything else. you know, you go back to that list, about four or five years ago there were 99 people on a list, supposedly people who flunkedded the test. the only name, the only name that came out was
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for us. tracie potts, thank you. >>> alex rodriguez may have avoided a lifetime ban, but the mlb's 211-game suspension has put the player's future in jeopardy. on monday, major league baseball suspended 13 players linked to the biogenesis performance enhancing drug investigation. the league made an example out of a-rod, sidelining him until the 2015 season. rodriguez's his ban is taking effect on august 8th, but he will appeal the suspension, which will allow him to play until a ruling takes place. as he hit the field for the first time this season, yeah, that's what he got. white sox fans saying, well, boo in so many different ways. before the game, rodriguez and the yankees manager joe girardi made it clear a-rod will stay on the roster while he fights for his baseball life. >> i have had two hip surgeries, i've had two knee surgeries, i'm fighting for my life. i have to defend myself. if i don't defend myself, no one else will. there's a process. i'm happy the process, in due time, hopefully, you know, whatever happens, happens. >> i'm joined by deputy sports editor and blogger at "
. for that m.l.b. baseball suspended him a total of 211 games. otherwise known as what a single baseball game feels like. [ cheers and applause ] now, folks, baseball's confidentiality agreements make the facts of this case a bit of "he said, she said, then he flippedded out in a roid rage and punched a water heater" but the league's evidence against rodriguez is rumored to be damning. >> they probably have evidence that he tampered with the investigation and maybe even tampered with some of witnesses. >> they feel he not only violated the drug policy. he then tried to go around and buy up evidence against them. >> stephen: serious stuff. the league grew even more suspicious last summer when rodriguez won his 7th tour de france. personally, folks, i think the baseball's making a huge mistake here. a two-year suspension may sound like a lot to you and me but not to someone working so hard to live forever. rodriguez can just wait baseball out in his private hermetic chamber of fetal bovine serum. on a personal note my thoughts go out to arod. i'm sure he'll have a tough time being away from the
and prospective players. mlb issued this statement. the minor league drug program covers all players at the club academies and the dominican republic and venezuela. we conducted over 2,000 tests in latin america last season. back in the dominican republic the current situation doesn't change the pride the players feel about the numerous players. >> translator: we'll keep loving on both players in spite of what has happened. >> rafael romo is here with us. this stuff's all over the place, widely available. >> the main problem is the lack of oversight in some of these countries. we're not trying to single out any particular country. the dominican republic has most of the foreign players to the major league. some can be sold over the counter. you can get them from a doctor. a contact was telling me even some of the situations used for injured horses, in essence, steroids, are used by some of these players. when you ask mlb they say no, we are very proactive about this. >> we talked to that writer yesterday and they said they're tl trying to have their anabolic cake and eat it too. the league is tur
games, it's the longest suspension in mlb history. >>> why the penalty for rodriguez is so much stronger than the others. >> the odd thing about it, guess who's in the starting line up? alex rodriguez, he's going to appeal the suspension, but it probably will go in effect after thursday. yes, he's a repeat offender, and for that, he'll not play baseball at the very least, until after next season. a-rod has been in denial about the whole thing, and he was less than apologetic when he met the media earlier today in new york. >> i am sure there's been mistakes made along the way, we're here now, i'm a human being, i've hath had two hip surgeries, knee surgeries, i'm fighting for my life, i have to defend myself. if i don't, no one else will. >> i'm not going to give him advice on how to handle it, that's not my position. i do need him to be focused when he's out there, and if there's distractions getting n i will talk to him. >> there's a total of 13 players, and of course, alex rodriguez is the headline act of those suspended, but on a local note, no san francisco giants, or a's are mentio
appealing. a rod in the middle of the scandal admitted the steroid use in the past. mlb claims it has evidence showing he not only juiced again but tried to hamper baseball's investigation. rodriguez has been rehabbing from hip surgery. his first game back was tonight. he singled at his first at bat. highs able to play until an arbitration hears his case and will cost $34 million so yes, he's motivated to fight it. >> i don't want to discuss that. i don't know what motivation is this for any this, i'm going going to respect process. i feel good we have an opportunity to do that. there is nothing about this has been easy. all has been challenging. weir here now. i'm a human being. i have had two hip surgeries two, knee surgeries and fighting for my life. very to defend myself f i don't defend myself, no one else will. >> the guy is an epic fraud. bartolo cologne was not suspended remember, serving a 50 game suspension last season. it turned out to be a great move because he's 14 and 3. now, outside a-rod biggest name on the list is nelson cruise with 76 rbies. he will sit 50 games but
for allegedly using and pauses possessing performance-enhancing drugs and according to mlb commission bud selig interfering with the investigation. and before the game, rodriguez addressed the allegations. >> i'm fighting for my life. i have to defend myself, if i don't defend myself, no one else will. >> reporter: rodriguez will face his home team fans on friday. following would more games in chicago, he will be allowed to keep playing while his appeal is pending. some baseball fans in cicago say they chose the silent treatment last night. >> to keep going on that gives him attention. >> reporter: 12 other players were also disciplined but their suspensions only extended through 50 games. rodriguez will be 40 years old when he's able to return to baseball if his suspension holds. as the highest paid player in the sport, he could lose out on more than $30 million. rodriguez's suspension starts on thursday. the appeal process could take several months. now rodriguez at yesterday's news conference would not deny using performance-enhancing drugs. he said when the time is right, he will address th
are talking about. alex rodriguez may have avoided a lifetime ban, but the mlb's suspension has put the player's future in jeopardy. major league baseball suspended 13 players linked to the performance enhancing drug investigation. the league made an example. out of a-rod sidelining him until the 2015 season. rodriguez's ban is to take effect on august 8th, but he'll appeal the suspension which will allow him to play until a ruling takes place. so white sox fans greeted a-rod with relentless boos and in a news conference before the game, both rodriguez and the yankees manager made it clear that a-rod will stay on the roster while he fights for his baseball life. >> i have had two hip surgeries, two knee surgeries, i'm fight ing for my life. i have to defend myself. if i don't defend myself, no one else will. there's a process. i'm happy to process in due time. hopefully whatever happens happens, happens. >> let's get more on the suspensions. i'm joined by a sports writer for think progress. good morning, travis. thanks for being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> people have criticized th
. now, i'm so into the sport, i can't stand to see mlb players doing drugs. >> kids have points. like it. >> rodriguez will continue to play while he appeals his 211-game suspension. >> monumental. >>> giants need help this week, to actually get much-needed help when pitcher ryan vogelsong returns to that rotation, need him on the mound. the right-hander hasn't been on the team since he fractured his right pinky two months ago. vehicle song slated to start friday, taking on the orioles. >>> the warriors steph curry doing zumba to keep it shape. he tweeted this vine video of himself with the hash tag, no days off. >> see, kids at home, take note. >> burning calories. >> absolutely. >>> this next guy really puts the doh in tae kwon do. >> the martial arts expert who had quite a time breaking one piece of wood. [ male announcer ] with at&t, you're sure to get a better bundle. just choose the 2, 3, even 4 services you want to build the bundle that works for you. [ female announcer ] call at&t now! choose a u-verse triple play bundle for just $79 a month, our new low price. get the same great
m-l-b stars. >> reporter: 14 time all- star has been suspended without pay for the remainder of the 13 season and all of 2014 the effective thursday august 28th. the suspensions are results of the mlb investigation that has cinches doors. receiving and expecting less the game suspensions. john mcgraw to of the detroit tigers and air cover of the padres. >> we want this all of our sport if you want to ban these guys for life we are with you. >> reporter: monday he was he has yet to play and a major league game in 2013 we having for in it from injuries. some yankees fans say rodriguez because he's a riot they felt he was targeted because he was a rock. because he's the highest paid player. making him to be the goat of every day. >> reporter: kron 4 news. >> reporter:a-rod is coming out slugging. here you see the 38-year- old slugger being driven to his team as they prepare for tonight's game against the chicago white sox. rodriguez.who has denied the claims.says he intends to appeal the decision. here's what he had to say today. >> obviously disappointed with the news today no
that mlb killed steroid use. >> that's the hope. there's always players that try to gain the system. i think that's human nature. i think mlb did a terrific job with a four-month investigation. they got 13 guys to agree to these suspensions without one failed test, so that's pretty remarkable. >> all right, john. thank you. charlie, i don't think we've seen the end of the case again, a-rod. we'll see more on this. >>> and a deadly shooting rampage at a town meeting in northeast pennsylvania. a gunman barged in and began firing at random. jenn bernstein of our philadelphia station is at the scene in ross township in the poconos. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. there were 18 people inside at least of the municipal building where it happened. we're told they were just wrapping up their monthly meeting when suddenly they found themselves under attack. the shots rang out shortly before 7:30 monday evening in ross township two hours north of philadelphia. >> at this time if you could just stand by with radio transmission we have active shooter in ross township. >>
of the scandal admitted the steroid use in the past. mlb claims it has evidence showing he not only juiced again but tried to hamper baseball's investigation. rodriguez has been rehabbing from hip surgery. his first game back was tonight. he singled at his first at bat. highs able to play until an arbitration hears his case and will cost $34 million so yes, he's motivated to fight it. >> i don't want to discuss that. i don't know what motivation is this for any this, i'm going going to respect process. i feel good we have an opportunity to do that. there is nothing about this has been easy. all has been challenging. weir here now. i'm a human being. i have had two hip surgeries two, knee surgeries and fighting for my life. very to defend myself f i don't defend myself, no one else will. >> the guy is an epic fraud. bartolo cologne was not suspended remember, serving a 50 game suspension last season. it turned out to be a great move because he's 14 and 3. now, outside a-rod biggest name on the list is nelson cruise with 76 rbies. he will sit 50 games but can play in the post season if rangers mak
of porn. >> i think she is the bear. >> mlb suspensions, you said a-rod is out through 2014 >> he is good looking. >> just because he is appealing it is okay he took drugs? i don't get that. >> you didn't even laugh at my jokes. >> i was too busy making my own sad jokes. >> i didn't even hear your joke. >> they were equally bad. >> a-rod said the last seven months was a nightmare and the worst time of his life. getting caught sucks bro. and there are pills he can take. >> do you know they own a used car dealership in texas? it is perfect since he is a cheater. i believe you owe them an uh apology. >> i'm sorry. i deeply apologized. i okra meal an apology. >> you know what is funny? why did the used car dealers get the reputation? that is cliche from when i was born. >> they are trying to make a dollar and live the american dream. >> i was trying to make a bad joke that fell flat. >> that's later. you know, moynahan, that it is not a real show. >> just to prove your point, you know on tv you can't say go [bleep]. >> that's two now. >> great. somebody is staying late now. >> you said you wa
role of numerous performance enhancing substances including testosterone. mlb officials saying he attempted to cover up his violations and obstruct their violation. rodriguez says he'll appeal. in the past, he denied a connection to the head of biogenesis and taking p.e.d.s from the clinic. when asked more than once to clarify, he dodged the questions. >> we'll have a forum to discuss all of that and talk about it then. >> reporter: some fans did show their support for rodriguez. most felt this way. >> i think he did cheat. he needs to be punished in some way. >> you have been doing steroids and you still can't hit so why are you on the team. part of me likes him and part of me hates him at the same time. >> he did have one hit. he had one hit last night. the yankees lost. you saw what you are going to see for weeks and weeks and weeks, including here in new york. people booed and chanted loudly when he was at bat. >> to see the kids congregated to get a glimpse of him or to sign something. he's not a good role model. cheating is not the way to do it. >> he fights performance enha
. >> okay. >> anyway -- >> he must have said something on friday that really irked the officials at mlb because -- >> he said a series of things. he says he doesn't trust the yankees. he comes out every now and then and says things. here's the thing -- >> what's the thing? he doesn't trust the yankees. how can the yankees trust him? there's no taking ownership of anything except for the money. and that's the problem with a-rod is people, for some reason, people don't like him. and andy pettitte -- >> you think it's jealousy about the money? >> i think andy pettitte, they said, had an arm injury. took some drugs. wasn't supposed to. admitted to it and stopped using and went on the field and everyone loves andy pettitte because he's a lovable guy. >> i love him. i've actually met him. they are adorable. >> we had them on even. yeah. >> that's right. but at another event when he was being honored. salvation army honored him one year. >> yeah. but this guy for some reason, when he steps out there, there's sort of this arrogance, this hubris, this whole other vibe going. people don't like hi
. mlb claims he not only juiced again but then tried to happen perfect baseball investigation. republican and democrat rig east has been rehabing from hip surgery. hadn't played for the yankees at all this year. first game back was tonight. just as as you pension came down. single in the first at bat. a-rod appealing the suspension and will be able to play. he's allowed to play until an arbiter rules on the case. suspension would cost a-rod 34 million dollars so the man does have some motel vision to fight. >> i don't want to discuss that. i don't know whether the motivation is for any of this. i'll respect the process i feel in good that we have an opportunity to do that. in the right platform. nothing about it easy. all challengepinging. i'm sure mistake made along the way. we are her now. i'm a human being. i have had 2 hip surgery. i have had 2 knee surgery. i'm fighting for my life. i have to defebd myself. if i don't defend myself nobody else will. >> yes. a pitcher on the list of names connected with biogenesis as well he was not suspended. remember he
of the mlb after the suspension was doled out where he said a-rod was not treated fairly. they think bud selig went out of his power here. they are going to go out there and vehemently fight for alex rodriguez. that's what it comes down to. >> okay. i like bud selig. the first time the guy used drugs, he broke the rules. he got caught. then he said he wouldn't do it again. then he got caught doing it again. then he tried to cover it up, and now he is finally caught, and now he is appealing. why would you take his side? why would anybody take his side unless they were a union shop steward. >> in this case, that's the case. the union shop steward does his job. does anybody who's objective take a-rod's side? >> it's not a matter of taking alex rodriguez's side. chris, you understand this. it's due process. he is due rights. he was not going to take the medicine that major league baseball was doling out, swallow it and in essence ending his career. you don't think he's coming out after being out of baseball for two years at 39, soon to be 40 and say you know what? that's good. i'll take my $
. >> joining me now by phone mlb baseball's peter gammons. what i found interesting talking to negro league players and also modern players, if there's one sea change it's that players are more outspoken about what's going on. >> absolutely, chuck. if you go, not following relationship between major league baseball and players' association for a long time, going back to marvin biller, roberts found him, what they had to battle through against baseball ownership. i understand that. became such a lightning rod in the late '90s, early part of this century. the union which was very much based in the national labor relations board fought ideas of any testing whatsoever. what's happened is -- i don't know how much the union is going to be ruptured, but the sea change is players have risen and said the union hurt us in many ways because it had an uneven playing field. we want it leveled. they have been so outspoken. michael weiner running the has responded very strongly with them. a-rod is a little different case because there is that feeling that maybe bud selig went overboard on rodriguez but th
number but that's what they calculated his batting average would have been without the drugs. >> mlb baseball suspended him a total of 211 games. otherwise known as what a single baseball game feels like. >> it grew last suspicious last summer when rodriguez won his seventh tour de france. >> he said is he going to appeal the decision and keep playing. even anthony weiner was like, man, some people just don't know when to quit. just get out! it starts with something little, like taking a first step. and then another. and another. and if you do it. and your friends do it. and their friends do it... soon we'll be walking our way to awareness, support and an end to alzheimer's disease. and that? that would be big. grab your friends and family and start a team today. register at alz.org [ male announcer ] it's a golden opportunity to discover a hybrid from the luxury car company that understands that one type of hybrid isn't right for everyone. come to the lexus golden opportunity sales event and choose from one of five lexus hybrids that's right for you, including the lexus es and ct hy
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. and former mlb manager ozzie guillen tweeted, "it's all madonna's fault." every athlete she has been with has gone bad, canseco, rodman, and now rodriguez, lol, lol, lol. so many lols there. let's bring in rachel nichols, she's with cnn sports. funny comments, but the commissioner's office certainly isn't laughing here. >> no, hardly. when they suspended alex rodriguez yesterday, they used particularly harsh language in their statement. we said this was going to get ugly, well, it's getting ugly already. they could have just suspended him, talked about the status under which they suspended him. instead, they spelled out that he used multiple performance-enhancing drugs, including testosterone, they specified, including hgh over multiple years, making it clear this wasn't just a short period. their allegation is he used these drugs basically the entire time he was a yankee and all of those all-star numbers are fake, they are inflated. now alex rodriguez met the media shortly after that came out and he was asked point blank, did he use performance-enhancing drugs? it's interesting, brianna, he
and human growth hormone over the course of multiple years. mlb officials also alleging rodriguez attempted to cover up his violation and a trip there by election. rodriguez says he will appeal and in the past rodrigues has also denied a connection to the former head of biogenesis and taking the edie's from the clinic. but when asked more the wants to clarify on monday, rodriquez-those questions for it >>: we will have time to discuss all of that and we will talk about it then. >>: some fans did show their support for rodriguez. most felt this way. but i think he did cheat. he needs to be punished in some way. >>: it's kind of like you to do is their rights and you still can't hit so are you in on the team. army still like some part of me still kind of hate him at the same time. >>darya: 821 and we want to give you the latest of what went on in florida. new york yankees. crews in south florida are working to repair a sinkhole-- after a car got stuck! the driver of this toyota says he was waiting at a stop sign when he felt his costs car begin he tried to drive out -- but it was too late. th
with the yankees all season due to an injure. the yankees lost. rodriquez took the field hours after mlb suspended him for 211 games for violating its drug policy. he's being allowed to play while he appeals his suspension. a-rod says he's hoping to put the scandal behind him. >> from this moment on, i want to focus on baseball. every game is important to us. a-rod is one of 13 players suspended for using performance- enhancing drugs. among the 13 players are three other all-starses. nelson -- all-stars, nelson cruz, everth cabrera and jhonny peralta. gio gonzalez was cleared by major league baseball. he denied involvement with performance-enhancing drugs since the scandal broke this year. we have posted the complete list of the players suspended on our website. >>> bay area sports fans have a lot to say about the drug scandal. there's no current giant or as player. the fans at at&t park were sure talking about it last night. >> rush to judgment and to ruin a person's life and their career, i really believe that they have ruined -- somebody got angry and they ruined barry bonds' career. >> got ric
a tough season. could mlb do something, lower ticket prices to acknowledge this mess and show fans how important they are and how appreciated they are? >> on a team by basis they certainly can the milwaukee brewers gave that to give $10 food and beverage credit who bought tickets to games for brought the price down dramatically, value of the ticket dramatically. that was a great move on the part of the brewers. i don't think we'll see a great deal of that. baseball's attendance is pretty close to what it was last year. this is not likely to reduce attendance. they have to get peds, performance-enhancing drugs out of baseball. lori: will it make baseball boring if you don't have sluggers and low-scoring game. >> i remember in the 1970's watching pitchers like tom seaver and bob gibson and just loving the games. lori: there you go. >> people come out, they come out for the competition. what they don't like and really dislike tremendously are some people trying to get an advantage by using performance-enhancing drugs, illegal drugs, to benefit themselves and that's a real problem. lori: t
growth hormone over the course of multiple years. mlb officials also alleging rodriguez attempted to cover up his violations and obstruct their investigation. rodriguez says he'll appeal. in the past, rodriguez has also denied a connection to the former head of biogenesis and taking peds from the clinic, but when asked more than once to clarify on monday, rodriguez dodged those questions. >> we will have a forum to discuss all of that and we will talk about it then. >> reporter: well, under the rules and regulation, rodriguez is allowed to keep playing while he appeals, but his all-star career forever tainted as well as the world of baseball. chris? >> appreciate the reporting from there, jason. >>> what does this mean for a-rod and for major league baseball? let's bring in rachel nichols joining us from rochester, new york. let's go through the punch points here. in perspective terms, what did yesterday mean historically for major league baseball? >> yeah, this is a big step forward for major league baseball. it basically told players we will find you. we don't need a positive te
of using steroids who admitted to it fall back in the same category knowing that mlb is looking at him closely? i think only an idiot would do that. >> reporter: only candid fans come from new york, heather. heather: that is true. adam housley, thank you. bill: home against detroit on friday night. we'll see how yankees fans react >>> word from mike emanuel on president george bush, 43 now. apparently he had a procedure yesterday in dallas. this was a statement put out moments ago, reading now, during president george w. bush's examination in the cooper clinic in dallas, a blockage discovered in the an artery in his heart. it continues, at the recommendation of his doctors, president bush agreed to have a extent placed to open the blockage. the procedure was performed successfully this morning without complication at texas health presbyterian hospital, dated august 6th. that would be this morning. president bush is in high spirits and eager to return home tomorrow to resume his normal schedule on thursday. he is grateful to the skilled medical professionals who cared for him. he thanks
they calculated his batting average would have been without the drugs. >> mlb baseball suspended him a total of 211 games, otherwise known as what a single baseball game feels like. the league grew more suspicious last summer when rodriguez won his seventh tour de france. >> but he said he's going to appeal the decision and keep playing. even anthony weiner was like, man, some people just don't know when to quit. just get out. >> wow. >> long season for a-rod. >> he does not wreak of winner-ness. >> major league baseball cracked down. a-rod hit the hardest. the third baseman got a suspension of 211 games, which officially begins on thursday but a-rod will continue to play with the yankees while he appeals the league's decision. that will probably not come until after the season. you can expect if he stays healthy to see a-rod on the field for the season. at the game in chicago last night, a-rod met with a chorus of boos. he went 1 for 4, hit a single, a bloop single in his first at-bat. the yankees lost 8-1 to the terrible white sox. a-rod may be the headline in all this but major league bas
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